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HELEN L. ACORD


1924 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
HELEN L. ACORD March 1, 1924 - March 18, 2013 Helen L. Acord was born in Bakersfield where she lived all of her life. She attended local schools, advanced one grade in grammar school and graduated from Kern County Union High School. Her first job was with Pioneer Mercantile and she later worked for local doctors until retiring at the age of 64. Helen was a former member of Phi Alpha Kappa and a current member of Native Daughters of the Golden West. She loved to travel and had been to Europe three times, to Alaska, Mexico and all four Hawaiian Islands. Helen leaves her husband Jim; brother, Melvin and wife Alice Pacciorini; daughter, Judith and husband Chuck Gilkey; grandson, Ryan Culberson; and a granddaughter, Kayla Culberson. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery. DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 24, 2013
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